Courtney Lewis

Director of Development

Courtney’s main task at the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) is to build a vibrant and sustainable individual and major giving program. Courtney will also be working on diversifying funding for NWRA to create a sustainable financial future for the organization. Prior
to NWRA, Courtney worked at Restore America’s Estuaries as their Senior Development Manager. She focused on fundraising for their 1,200 person biennial Summit and their individual giving program. Prior to that, she was the Director of Development at Earth Day Network, where she raised $750,000 in a matter of a few months for an event on the National Mall and raised over $100,000 in new donations in a single week using online crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising.

Courtney received her B.S. in Sustainability, focusing on Sustainable Ecosystems at Arizona State University, and her M.S. in Environmental Studies, focusing on Sustainable Development and Climate Change at Antioch University New England. Courtney enjoys spending her spare
time with her three cats and significant other. She also enjoys camping, fishing, and golfing in the great, local spots by her home in Silver Spring, Maryland.